Title

Vitamin C in Preventing Organ Dysfunction in Sepsis Patients

Presenter Information

Alexis AndersonFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Jennifer Coleman, MSN, RN, FNP-C; Lori Ballard, MSN, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This evidence based project provides an overview of published data regarding the improvement of sepsis outcomes using vitamin C therapy. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death (Sepsis Alliance, 2018, p.1). The current standardized treatment for sepsis is called the 1-hour bundle, which includes: lactate level measurement, blood cultures, fluid resuscitation, vasopressors, and broad-spectrum antibiotics. New research shows promising results in using high doses of Intravenous vitamin C early in treatment to prevent progressive organ dysfunction. It is hoped this study will promote further trials to validate the treatments effectiveness.

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Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

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Vitamin C in Preventing Organ Dysfunction in Sepsis Patients

This evidence based project provides an overview of published data regarding the improvement of sepsis outcomes using vitamin C therapy. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death (Sepsis Alliance, 2018, p.1). The current standardized treatment for sepsis is called the 1-hour bundle, which includes: lactate level measurement, blood cultures, fluid resuscitation, vasopressors, and broad-spectrum antibiotics. New research shows promising results in using high doses of Intravenous vitamin C early in treatment to prevent progressive organ dysfunction. It is hoped this study will promote further trials to validate the treatments effectiveness.